Alismol and alismoxide, sesquiterpenoids of Alisma rhizomes

Yoshiteru Oshima, Tsuneo Iwakawa, Hiroshi Hikino

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From the crude drug 'takusha', which is the rhizomes of Alisma plantago-aquatica var. orientale, two new sesquiterpenoids, alismol and alismoxide, have been isolated. Their structures have been established on the basis of chemical and physical evidence to be 1β, 5β-guaia-6,10(15)-dien-4-ol and 4,10-epoxy-1β,5β-guai-6-ene, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983


  • 1β,5β-guaia-6,10(15)-dien-4-ol
  • 4,10-epoxy-1β,5β-guai-6-ene.
  • Alisma plantago-aquatica var. orientale
  • Alismataceae
  • alismol
  • alismoxide
  • guaiane skeleton
  • sesquiterpenoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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